ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation & Social Protection/ Chairperson, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) HQs, Islamabad on 8th October 2020. Managing Director NTC, Brig. (R) Viqar Rashid Khan and NTC senior officers warmly welcomed the honorable SAPM at NTC HQs. MD NTC, Brig (R) Viqar Rashid Khan briefed and apprised the honorable SAPM about the performance and achievements of NTC. The honorable SAPM visited the National Data Center at NTC HQs and appreciated the performance of NTC and the establishment of the Cloud-based Tier-III, ISO 27001 certified National Data Center (NDC).
While speaking on this occasion, Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM/Chairperson BISP, expressed her views on Ehsaas Programme launched by the Government is the biggest program ever launched in Pakistan to uplift marginalized people. Further, BISP is moving swiftly on a dynamic digital Social Ecosystem for facilitating the deserved citizens of Pakistan. The use of technology has increased transparency and the effectiveness of the program launched by the Government to eradicate poverty. The SAPM praised NTC support for providing the necessary access/connectivity and Data Center facilities for initiatives taken by Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and the BISP. The SAPM also congratulated MD NTC Brig (R) Viqar Rashid Khan and NTC Management for the phenomenal development of IT & Telecom infrastructure and facilitating the Public Sector with State of the art technologies.